Urban Water Management Programme
477. Mr Speaker, the Ministry con- tinued with its major expansion and rehabilitation works on the following projects; Kpong Water Supply Expansion to add 40MGD of water to the supply system is about 98 per cent complete. Production of water from the system will commence in 2015.
The Accra Tema Metropolitan Area (ATMA) Rural Water Supply Rehabilitation and Expansion Project is completed. The Project added 9.24MGD of water to the supply system this year.
Mr Speaker, subsector, to achieve Governments' target of delivering 76 per cent of urban water coverage by 2015 Government has put in place a number of projects.
Currently, the National Urban Water Supply (NUWS) stands at 257 MGD. However, the demand in Greater Accra alone is 150 MGD which is about 60 per cent of the national water demand.
To address the deficit, various interventions are being made to add a total of 63.3 MDG into the Ghana Water Supply System. The interventions include the following: The 3.3 MDG water treatment plant at Kpong is completed, and has been producing water since July 2014. These are to Dodowa, Ningo/Prampram and Akuapim Range areas.
The completion of nine (9) MDG (ATMA) Rural Water Supply by December, 2014 and a completion of 40 MDG and 13 MDG respectively of a treatment plant at Kpong and the sea water desalination plant at Teshie Nungua.
By the completion of these inter- ventions, 65.3 MDG would be added to the water supply in the Greater Accra Metropolitan area which will bridge the demand gap.
There are other interventions. The Kpong Water Supply Expansion Project is being carried out at an estimated cost of US$273 million with funding from the Ghana Government and China Exim Bank.
This is to improve water supply to areas including Adenta, Madina, Kwabenya - [Hear! Hear!] -- Ashongman, North East and West Legon, Ashaley Botwe, Haatso, Dome and other areas.
Mr Speaker, the Kpong intake expansion project carried out to improve efficiency by replacing all existing pumps is complete.
As part of the project, a treatment plant was built to increase the supply of water to the Accra Metropolitan area. Communities to benefit from the project include Dodoea, Ningo/Prampram and Akuapim Range.
478. Mr Speaker, the Mampong Water Supply Project was completed in May this year. Also, the Five Towns (Kibi, Osenase, Apedwa, Anyinam and Kwabeng) Water Supply Project which are to produce a total of 1.5MGD were also completed. Boreholes are being sunk for the Anyinam system, due to pollution of the surface water source.
479. The 3.16MGD Essakyir Water Supply Project was completed. In 2015, Government will extend the supply to other communities including Gomoa Maim, Ekumfi, Otuam, Mumford, Dago, Mbroboto, Ekumpoano, Muna, Aboano, Sefara, Esuehyia, Akra, Asaafa, Etwaa, Nakwa, Asokwa, Abeka, Ekumfi Swedru,
Essakyir, Ekroful, Otabenadze, Ataakwa and also extend to Apam town.
480. Mr Speaker, the Nsawam Water Supply Expansion Project to add 1.63MGD of water is expected to be completed this year whilst the Kumawu, Kwahu Ridge, Konongo Water Supply Project is 60 per cent complete and will add 8.47MGD of water to the supply system when completed.
The rehabilitation and expansion works of the Wa Water Supply Project and the Akim Oda, Akwatia, Winneba Water Supply Project are on-going. Work on the supply of water from Sekyere-Heman to Cape Coast and Sekondi-Takoradi is in progress.
481. Mr Speaker, in 2015, Government will initiate actions of the Upper East Regional water supply, and Sunyani Water Supply Expansion Project, Essiama Enclave Water Supply Project, rehabili- tation and expansion of water systems in Obuasi, Acherensua, Yendi, Agordome, Sogakope, Dwomo, Winneba, Begoro, Akwatia, Berekum and Dormaa Ahenkro.
Rural Water Management Programme
482. Mr Speaker, under the Sustainable Rural Water and Sanitation Project, the Community Water and Sanitation Agency (CWSA) continued with the provision of potable water to rural communities with the following achievements: -- 782 boreholes out of the target of 1,200 in Central, Western, Northern, Upper East and Upper West Regions were success- fully drilled.
Drilling of boreholes in the Brong Ahafo Region, rehabilitation of 9 small town water systems in Upper West and Northern Regions, construction of 47 small town water systems are at various levels of completion. 250 institutional latrines out of the 450 were completed. In 2015, all civil works on the entire project will be completed.
483. Mr Speaker, under the Peri-Urban, Rural and Small Towns Water and Sanitation Projects in the Brong Ahafo Region, 11 out of 15 small town piped systems were completed, while 79 out of 101 institutional latrines were also completed.
484. Mr Speaker, five projects under the Northern Region Small Towns Water and Sanitation Projects (NORST) were completed in Bunkpurugu-1, Karaga-1, Yendi 2, and Nanumba North -1.
Three other projects at Binkera, Tanga, Makayili, and Tatali were completed. Fifteen more projects are at various stages of completion and will be inauguration in
485. Mr Speaker, Government is also undertaking water supply extension works at Akorkeri and Nkawkaw-Nkona-Kwaja small town water supply rehabilitation and expansion programmes which are at various stages of completion. In 2015, Government will continue work on both projects.
Infrastructure Management Programme
486. Mr Speaker, the Ministry com- pleted works on the Atorkor/ Dzita/ Anyanui Coastal Protection works in the Volta Region.
Similarly, the Ngyiresia Coastal Protection Works to protect the main Sekondi Essipong road from erosion and an eventual transportation dis-connect between Essipong and Sekondi was completed.
Additinally, other coastal protection works were initiated at various locations such as Aboadze, Sakumono, Nkontompo, Dansoman, Adjoa (New Takoradi) to protect the land, prevent further erosion and protect life and property are at various stages of completion.
487. Mr Speaker, the Ministry com- menced drainage improvement works to solve the perennial flooding and erosion problems and to mitigate the disaster risks
associated with flooding in various parts of the country including Agona Swedru, Nima, Sakaman and Goaso.
In 2015, works will be undertaken in Asankragua, Winneba, Ejura, Tepa, Taifa, Kumawu, Hwidiem and Tamale among others.
Human Settlement and Development Programme
488. Mr Speaker, under the Phase 1 of the construction of housing units for the Security Services, 168 housing units of 2 and 3 bedrooms were completed in Sakumono near Tema in the Greater Accra Region. The Phase II, comprising of 368 housing units commenced and will continue in 2015.
489. The construction of the 5,000 housing units at Saglemi-Ningo Prampram and the completion of 4,720 affordable housing units in Greater Accra, Ashanti, Northern, Upper West and Eastern Regions are on-going and will continue in 2015.
General Maintenance and Management Programme
490. Mr Speaker, the Ministry re- habilitated and refurbished 56¹ prestige bungalows. Six hundred and eighteen out of a target of 836 housing units under the Keta Sea Defence Resettlement Programme were completed. The resettlement programme will continue in
491. For the implementation of the above programmes and activities, an amount of GH¢463,103,420.00 has been allocated. Out of this, GH¢209,364,187.00 is GoG, GHµ 4,171,784.00 is IGF and GH¢249,567,449.00 is from Development Partners.
Ministry of Roads and Highways
492. Mr Speaker, the Ministry has the oversight responsibility for the develop- ment, maintenance and rehabilitation of the road network portfolio of Ghana.